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RaplhCramden replied to the An Open Letter board. 2:30 PM

Re: An Open Letter

Saw a TV interview with an official who said the water had already been treated, was stored in this reservoir, and then went "straight to the kitchen tap". The open (uncovered) reservoirs of this type (post-treatment) are being phased [more]

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RaplhCramden replied to the An Open Letter board. 2:26 PM

Re: An Open Letter

ThyPeace, you know, the half that never had to learn to aim, and therefore never got yelled at for peeing on the walls, the rim, the seat, the floor, trees, flowers, siblings, pets, etc.

Of course, if that half had learned to swim, [more]

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RaplhCramden replied to the Words, Words, Words board. 2:24 PM

Re: Triple negative?

TRUE:
"I know of no Party that doesn't believe they shouldn't pay taxes"

cancel the first 2 negatives to a positive:
If no party doesn't believe it then every party does believe it so

TRUE #1:
"All [more]

Mon Apr 21

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 1:56 PM

Re: Fuel from seawater

Hi Goof,

In high school chemistry class we learned about catalysts; materials which caused a reaction for either dissociation or association of molecules, but which, once the process was complete, was unchanged itself. If you have a [more]

Sun Apr 20

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 6:11 AM

Re: Fuel from seawater

Raplh:
The issue solved here is finding a way to build a machine that will let you use nuclear energy in your jet planes. That means using the electric power generated by a nuclear plant to convert carbon and hydrogen from seawater into the [more]

Fri Apr 18

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RaplhCramden replied to the An Open Letter board. 10:55 AM

Re: An Open Letter

I guess draining and cleaning the occasional reservoir is the price you pay for maintaining a population stupid enough to buy lottery tickets.

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 10:42 AM

Re: Fuel from seawater

A completely clear explanation of what is going on was turned in as a homework assignment and put up on the web: http://large.stanford.edu/courses/2012/ph240/klopfer1/ Apparently [more]

Thu Apr 17

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RaplhCramden replied to the An Open Letter board. 6:18 PM

Re: An Open Letter

I have seen rehabs and temporary nursing homes with both my parents, paid by medicare. They are absolutely the best... at telling you they will do something and not doing it. They don't even seem to be aware they are doing that, or maybe that is just [more]

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RaplhCramden replied to the An Open Letter board. 6:10 PM

Re: An Open Letter

This past weekend, a young woman in our community gave blood at a local drive, then a few hours later, we to a restaurant to pick up dinner. She fainted and fell while she was waiting to pick up her food. She literally broke her [more]

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:11 PM

Re: brkb is $125 again...?

Reasons are for weenies. - mungofitch

OK you usually hear this as "the map is not the territory," but this is more picturesque.

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:09 PM

Re: brkb is $125 again...?

Reasons are for weenies.
-mungofitch


That is my new .sig for my emails!

Sun Apr 13

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 11:03 AM

Re: OT: Telsa entertainment

But yes, your characterizing the ICE as still being ahead of EV, and for the same reasons it was always ahead in the past, is actually quite defensible.

This is a self-confession. It may be interesting to some people but I am [more]

Fri Apr 11

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:04 PM

Re: OT: Telsa entertainment

No, $100/hr * 2 mechanics * 8 hours/day. $1600.
Oh, maybe it'll need to be open more than 8AM to 4PM. Better stay open to 9PM. $2600/day.
You gotta pay the mechanic even if he's just picking his nose waiting for a customer to drive
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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:56 PM

Re: OT: Telsa entertainment

But, which is it? One guy says that the battery swap station is just a non-serious thought, another guy says that the better swap is a done deal.

I saw the Battery Swap demonstrated and thought they said it would be available at [more]

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:50 PM

Re: OT: Telsa entertainment

Ray writes:
I don't think I said is and always will be. I think I said that in the normal case, it will be.

This is a quote copied from your post:
Battery charging is going to be the #1 problem of electic cars forever.

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:47 PM

Re: OT: Telsa entertainment

Please read again what I said, if you would.
Batteries for vehicular use ARE heavy, expensive, slow to charge, and have depressingly finite life spans.
None of those is "even a tiny little teeny bit" true? Please, sir, we're
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RaplhCramden replied to the An Open Letter board. 6:17 PM

Re: An Open Letter

What's AOL?

Archers of Loaf, an American indie rock band

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AOL_(disambiguation)

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 6:10 PM

Re: OT: Telsa entertainment

Heh. Reminds me of the Micky Mantle quote: "You don't realize how easy this game is until you get up in that broadcasting booth."
The other thing it reminded me of is: "Nothing is impossible--to the man who doesn't have to do
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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:46 PM

Re: OT: Telsa entertainment

Battery charging is going to be the #1 problem of electic cars forever. No matter what improvements they make, it's still a matter of forcing a chemical reaction -- and that's always going to be harder and more lossy than just pumping a liquid [more]

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 2:05 PM

Re: OT: Telsa entertainment

Two questions for the battery discussion. Why are Tesla batteries considered by several here to have far shorter useful lives than Prius batteries? Is it the battery technology, or the use?

The Prius Hybrid (not the plug in) uses a [more]

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